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Sabres coaching changes get underway

In order to confidently rebuild the Sabres, General Manager Tim Murray and coach Ted Nolan will want trusted advisers, guys they’ve known through their years in hockey. To bring in those people, they need to get rid of the holdovers they inherited. Nolan started the changes Wednesday. Assistant coaches Joe Sacco, Teppo Numminen, Jerry Forton and goalie coach Jim Corsi will not...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Sabres announce coaching changes

The Buffalo Sabres today announced several changes to the team’s coaching staff, effective immediately: Assistant coaches Joe Sacco and Jerry Forton have been offered reassignment within the organization’s hockey department; the contract of assistant coach Teppo Numminen will not be renewed; goaltending coach Jim Corsi will not return as part of the team’s staff next season.
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Buffalo Sabres Make Some Coaching Changes

BUFFALO, N.Y. (April 16, 2014) --- The Buffalo Sabres today announced several changes to the team’s coaching staff, effective immediately: Assistant coaches Joe Sacco and Jerry Forton have been offered reassignment within the organization’s hockey department; the contract of assistant coach Teppo Numminen will not be renewed; goaltending coach Jim Corsi will not return as part...
Via Kukla's Korner
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota vs. Colorado: What We Should Expect

Minnesota and Colorado have been division rivals since Minnesota has come into the league in 2000, so I guess you could say that these two teams are familiar with each other.Up until the last couple of seasons, Minnesota has never really had any superstars on their roster, unlike the usual star studded Avalanche of the late 90's and early 2000's. However, the Avalanche recently...
Via Goon's World
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Don’t Sleep on the Colorado Avalanche

Patrick Roy has the Colorado Avalanche heating up for a Stanley Cup run (via weei) After their 4-0 pummeling of the St. Louis Blues, the top team in the Western Conference, the young Colorado Avalanche team should not be left out of consideration for making a deep (and somewhat surprising) playoff run. The win is all the more important, as the Avs crushed the powerhouse Blues without...
Via Grandstand University
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Avalanche Continue To Win

from Chris Johnston of Sportsnet, Is this for real? “We’re trying to surprise the world of hockey,” Roy proclaimed after his team improved to 8-1-0 with Monday’s 1-0 victory over Pittsburgh. “I’m sure the guys are having a lot of fun because it’s so positive around the team. Everybody is talking about our team and it’s something that I think we all enjoy...
Via Kukla's Korner
October 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Patrick Roy Bringing Intensity and Structure to the Avalanche

Patrick Roy has brought intensity and structure with him behind the bench. Getty Images When Patrick Roy was named coach of the Avalanche, how he would do was uncertain. Would the greatest goaltender of all time (sorry Marty) be a good coach? Shouldn’t the Avs look for someone more seasoned after the fiasco with Joe Sacco? The more Roy spoke, the more convincing he became. At his...
Via The Hockey Guys
October 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Avalanche-Capitals Preview

While the Colorado Avalanche are off to their best start since relocating from Quebec, the Washington Capitals have been incapable of holding a lead. The Avalanche look to remain undefeated when they conclude a three-game trip against the Capitals on Saturday night. Under first-year coach and former star goaltender Patrick Roy, Colorado is 4-0-0 for the first time since the club...
Via AP on Fox
October 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Roy Showing Signs Of Being A Player’s Coach

from David Shoalts of the Globe and Mail, “You definitely know who’s watching you every night,” Duchene said Tuesday, several hours before the Avalanche played the Toronto Maple Leafs at the Air Canada Centre. “For me, I idolized both those guys growing up. It means a lot to me to put my best foot forward. I’m always looking over my shoulder, trying to be the best...
Via Kukla's Korner
October 08, 2013  |  Discuss

2013-14 Colorado Avalanche Tickets: Top 5 Games

By Nick Tranfaglia of TiqIQ, Nothing went right for the Colorado Avalanche last season. They had problems scoring, the goaltending was a disaster, and their defense was in shambles. They finished out of the playoffs for the third consecutive year and head coach Joe Sacco was fired. So why are Colorado Avalanche tickets popular again in Denver? Well, after Sacco’s firing the Avalanche...
Via Kukla's Korner
October 06, 2013  |  Discuss

About last night: Colorado Avalanche making enemies

The Avalanche used to be a pretty boring outfit. Under Joe Sacco, these guys won a game here and there and largely minded their own business.Life under the mercurial Patrick Roy is much, much different. Roy’s NHL coaching debut ended with a WWE-like exchange with Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau, an outburst that earned him a $10,000 fine from the NHL.Game 2 was highlighted by Steve...
Via Fox - The Hockey Guy
October 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Five Reasons to Get Excited for the Colorado Avalanche

by Aaron Musick (@Avalanegist) Coming off a year in which the team finished second to last in the league and drafted first overall, there usually isn’t much to be excited for but then again, it’s not like the Colorado Avalanche did nothing this past offseason. Out is Joe Sacco, general Greg Sherman has been turned into Milton from “Office Space” and, of course, they drafted...
Via The Hockey Guys
September 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Kevin Freiheit: Forton named assistant coach, training camp begins

Training camp begins today! The unofficial beginning of the 2013-14 NHL season. Have to be grateful that we're playing a full season this time around. There is a new assistant coach today. Ron Rolston announced that Jerry Forton will be joining Joe Sacco and Teppo Nummminen behind the bench this season. Here is the press release that was sent out: "Jerry brings...
Via HockeyBuzz
September 11, 2013  |  Discuss

GARTH: Varly In The Cross Hairs

Show of hands: Who among us think that the Colorado Avalanche will be a dramatically improved team this season? My hand is in the air. Half way. The Avs, rivaled only by the Dallas Stars, made the most dramatic improvements to their roster and organizational flow chart since the regular season ended in April. First and foremost, the Avs fired their head coach, Joe Sacco, after he...
Via HockeyBuzz
July 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Sabres hire Sacco as assistant coach

Buffalo Sabres coach Ron Rolston has hired Joe Sacco as an assistant. The team announced the hiring in a release issued on Tuesday afternoon. Sacco spent four seasons as the Colorado Avalanche coach before being fired in April after the team missed the playoffs for a third straight year. He finished with a 130-134-40 record and was an NHL coach of the year finalist in 2010 after...
Via AP on Fox
July 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Buffalo Sabres hire Joe Sacco as assistant coach

Buffalo Sabres coach Ron Rolston has hired Joe Sacco as an assistant. The team announced the hiring in a release issued on Tuesday afternoon. Sacco spent four seasons as the Colorado Avalanche coach before being fired in April after the team missed the playoffs for a third straight year. He finished with a 130-134-40 record and was an NHL coach of the year finalist in 2010 after...
Via AP on Fox
July 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Oilers tab Dallas Eakins as new head coach

Shortly after firing Ralph Krueger from the head coaching position (over Skype, no less), the Edmonton Oilers have already found their replacement. Dallas Eakins, who has spent the last four years coaching the American Hockey League’s Toronto Marlies, will be the man to replace Krueger behind the bench. Eakins spent sporadic parts of 11 seasons from 1992-2002 playing for eight...
Via Around The Rink
June 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Avalanche Hire Patrick Roy As Head Coach

Patrick Roy has long been rumored to be a suitor for to be the next head coach of the Colorado Avalanche. Prior to the Avs hiring Joe Sacco in 2009, Roy’s name was bandied about as being the choice for the gig. Four years later and here we are again. After relieving Sacco of his duties a few weeks ago, ‘Saint Patrick’ was again being anointed by the media as the surefire choice...
Via Next Impulse Sports
May 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Roy returns to Colorado to coach Av’s

Hall of Fame Goalie Patrick Roy was named head coach of the Avalanche (courtesy of wikipedia) Colorado fans you’re coach-less days are over! The Colorado Avalanche and Hall of Fame goalie Patrick Roy have both agreed to terms that would make Roy the Av’s new coach and VP of Hockey Operations as per the team’s website and nhl.com. Roy replaces Joe Sacco, who was fired late last...
Via Around The Rink
May 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Avs mum on Patrick Roy report

Patrick Roy and Joe Sakic formed a productive partnership on the ice during their playing days, leading the Colorado Avalanche to two Stanley Cup titles. Now, Avalanche fans are hoping they're reunited again to steer the foundering franchise back to the glory days. According to reports, the Hall of Fame goaltender could possibly be in line to become the next coach. Roy'...
Via Fox Sports
May 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Fraternizing Report: Roy is going to be the new Avs Coach.

Adrian Dater reports, that Stephane Roy's, Patrick Roy's brother, has said that Roy (Patrick, not Stephane) is going to be the next coach of the Colorado Avalanche. The Avs, for their part, are not commenting on it because the organization looked deep into Medusa's eyes years ago rendering them incapable of commenting on anything. I have mixed feelings on whether or...
Via JibbleScribbits
May 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Patrick Roy to Coach Colorado Avalanche

DENVER — The Denver Post is reporting that the brother of Patrick Roy says the Hall of Fame goalie is close to returning to the Colorado Avalanche as the team’s coach. Roy’s brother, Stephane, told the paper late Monday night, “They’re discussing the final details of an arrangement.” Stephane Roy also reportedly announced the news on his Facebook page. A phone message...
Via NESN.com
May 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Patrick Roy may coach Avalanche

The Denver Post is reporting the brother of Patrick Roy says the Hall of Fame goalie is close to returning to the Colorado Avalanche as the team's coach. Roy's brother, Stephane, told the paper late Monday night: ''They're discussing the final details of an arrangement.'' Stephane Roy also reportedly announced the news on his Facebook page. A phone message...
Via Fox Sports
May 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Russia looks to defend hockey worlds title

Russia looks defend its hockey world championship title ahead of its home Olympics in Sochi. Russia enters the 77th hockey worlds as a favorite following its dominant display in 2012, when the team had NHL players and won all 10 games en route to the title. However, this team consists of players from the domestic KHL team and lacks top stars Yevgeni Malkin, Pavel Datsyuk and Alex...
Via AP on Fox
May 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Hockey Talk Around The League

from Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal, There is speculation that Joe Sakic will be the Colorado Avalanche’s new president, which would push Pierre Lacroix into retirement. There are also rumours that general manager Greg Sherman, whose contract is up at the end of June, will be going too, but Sherman fired coach Joe Sacco on Sunday. It is quite possible that Sherman...
Via Kukla's Korner
April 29, 2013  |  Discuss

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